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body politic

noun

Definition of body politic

  1. 1 :  a group of persons politically organized under a single governmental authority

  2. 2 archaic :  corporation 2

  3. 3 :  a people considered as a collective unit



15th Century

First Known Use of body politic

15th century


Law Dictionary

body politic

noun body pol·i·tic \-ˈpä-lə-tik\

Legal Definition of body politic

plural bodies politic

  1. :  a group of individuals organized under a single governmental authority




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